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Poster: HaarFager872 Date: May 5, 2008 3:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: The Beatles

Don't forget, the flipside of that record, "In Spite Of All The Danger," is the same age! It will enter into public domain also. I like it because it's an original McCartney song. He was trying to emulate the song "Tryin' To Get To You," by Elvis. You can notice the similarities of both songs.

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: May 7, 2008 4:47am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: The Beatles In the Public Domain

Plus, In 2011, My favourite Beatles song ever, "Cry for a Shadow" will enter the public domain. BTW, I got "The White Album" and "Anthology 1" today, along with volume 2 of the 80's sitcom "Hey Dad..!".

"Let me get this straight. You're going to defeat me with a creampuff and an elf?"

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Poster: Executive Date: May 5, 2008 6:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: The Beatles

That's no big deal. A lot of the early Beatles songs were remakes (covers) of music originally written and performed by such 1950s rock and R & B pioneers as Chuck Berry (who is still performing at 81), Little Richard, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, etc. That was particularly true when Lennon & McCartney started in their high school band as The Quarrymen in 1957-58, during their first years as a professional group The Silver Beatles, and even the early tunes as The Beatles in the early 1960s.

The Beatles didn't do that many Elvis Presley songs, but then Elvis did his fair share of remakes too (including even those made more famous by The Beatles including the Elvis version of McCartney's "Something").

One of John Lennon's solo albums in 1975 had him singing his own modern versions of 1950s rock songs.

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Poster: HaarFager872 Date: May 5, 2008 7:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Something

George Harrison wrote "Something," not Paul McCartney. Of course, even Frank Sinatra made that same mistake, so you're in good company.

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Poster: Executive Date: May 5, 2008 9:50pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Something

Yes, it was George Harrison who wrote "Something". After the breakup of The Beatles, it was not only covered by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, but also James Brown, Julio Iglesias, and Smokey Robinson.

It was the second-most covered Beatles song after McCartney's "Yesterday."